Duty free shopping at Stansted airport

Stansted Duty Free

Do you need any clarification on your allowances before you start shopping in duty-free at Stansted Airport? Confused about the new Brexit rules? Well, don’t worry too much as we’ve got you covered! Read on below and we’ll explain the new rules!

New Duty-Free Rules

Since Brexit has taken place, it has meant that there are now new rules to duty-free allowances! But you don’t need to worry too much, you can still bring a fair amount of goods and services into the UK without being charged extra tax. We will go over the new rules and try to make it as simple as we can for you!

When you are bringing the goods to the UK, you have to be bringing the goods in yourself. They can be for your personal use or you could give them away as a gift. But remember, you must not go over your allowance and if you do, you have to declare it before arriving in the UK, to whichever category they fit. We will talk about the different categories and the allowances for different categories below.

Alcohol Allowance

You are allowed to bring a generous amount of alcohol! You may bring in:

Post-Brexit Alcohol Duty Free allowances

Tobacco Allowance

For tobacco allowance, there is a generous amount available too! You may bring in:

Post-Brexit Tobacco Duty Free allowances

Alcohol and tobacco allowances if you’re under 17

If you’re under the age of 17, then, unfortunately, you are not allowed any personal allowance. However, if you still wish to bring it, you will have to pay tax and duty on them before your arrival in the UK.

Allowance for other goods

If you want to bring cash, you can bring up to £390. If you want to bring more, you will have to pay duty and tax on the total sum, not just the sum that’s gone above the allowance. Make sure that you don’t go over because you may have to pay import VAT too as well as duty and tax. We’re sure you don’t want to do that so ensure your total sum doesn’t go over the limit!